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LeBron James Tweets 50 Cent Lyrics in Defiant Praise of Rich Paul Following New SI Cover

Ahead of what is sure to be a wild NBA summer, super-agent Rich Paul of Klutch Sports landed on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

LeBron James, the most famous of all clients connected to Paul and Klutch, tweeted out some select lyrics from 50 Cent and The Game's "Hate It Or Love it" in praise of the cover photo featuring his long-time friend and representative.

Paul has drawn the ire of many NBA fans for how he's handled the trade drama regarding his most coveted client of this particular summer, Anthony Davis.

There have also been plenty of rumors floated throught the regular season and playoffs that James is hoping to see Davis in a Lakers uniform by the start of next year.

This, however, is a touching case of one friend lauding another for their hard work to climb to the top of their respective industries.

Their friendship goes all the way back to 2002, when James and Paul had a chance encounter while the latter was selling jerseys out of his car back in Ohio.

Since then, the two have teamed up to form one of the greatest player-agent power duos the sports world has ever seen.

If there's one thing we can be certain of, it's that LBJ is truly appreciative of his old friend's relentless work, and is incredibly proud that he's receiving big-time recognition for it.